Insurance has become a way of life to so many people. Many young families are even saving up for the future of their kids and their retirement with the use of insurance policies. One of the most common type of insurance that many are still into is life insurance. This is a form of risk management to some who do not have fallback in case they got into an accident and leave a number of benefactors unaided. It is also a form of protection for the policy holder’s life against all possible accidents that may endanger life. This way, everyone will not be broken especially financially even if the main resource of the family is gone.
Life insurance is classified into two types, the term and the permanent. Like the names suggest, the term type is just applicable in the given period between the activation and the termination of the policy while the permanent type is non-cancellable unless the policy holder commits fraud. But even if that is the case, the policy holder will have to wait for around two (2) years, depending on the policy and the regulation of the insurance company, before the life insurance can get terminated. After this, the policy in declared null and void.
In getting a policy for life insurance, two people of different age and lifestyle cannot expect to have the same policy premiums. This is so as there are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration before the actual premium will be tabulated and finalized. To give people a hint on how these things work, below are some of the factors that actually affect the premium calculation of each life policy.
- The age of the potential policy holder. A 20 year old guy and a 55 year old dad will usually have different premiums because of the risk that the insurer or the insurance policy provider will have to take to get the two protected for life. A 20 year old is always viewed as healthier than those of higher age, hence the lower premiums required.
- The lifestyle of the potential policy holder. If the younger guy has healthier lifestyle and less vices in life, this will keep the risk of the policy provider at the minimum. If the older guy has vices and does not keep a healthy regimen, the higher the risk of the provider and thus, the higher the premium it will place on him.
- The location of the potential policy holder. The prevalent risks that the area or place where the potential policy holder have are also among the things that are taken into consideration of the policy holder. The healthier the environment is the better it would be for the potential policy holder.
All these three (3) factors, although there are more in most cases, are highly important in the computation of the premium of the life insurance of a potential policy holder. They are taken into consideration together that is why sometimes, a younger potential policy holder may get almost the same premium as an older guy.